Discovery Boxes

Use our Discovery Boxes to find out about the past.

We have available a number of boxes covering different National Curriculum topics.

Boxes contain a mix of original and replica items, information about each item along with guidance notes on best use within the classroom, plus further activities you can try with your pupils.

Our Discovery Boxes will help your pupils investigate the topic subjects and encourage them to compare past and present. They can be used to promote and develop observation, critical thinking, problem solving, questioning and empathising skills. They are also ideal for stimulating creative writing, art and design.

Available to hire are;

However, please contact the museum if you require something different.

Cost - £10 per fortnight without a booked workshop / £5 per fortnight with a booked workshop


All our Loans Boxes are to be collected from the museum and return to us by the agreed date.

Contact us for more information or to book a Discovery Box